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Mgamm1ll
12-10-2012, 08:37 PM
Does anyone have any info on new PRS models for 2013? I debating buying a guitar in december when they typically announce new models at NAMM coming up....

thanks

PS... my first post

Daniel
12-12-2012, 05:41 PM
They ain't talking.



Yet. :wink:

aduayer
12-12-2012, 09:33 PM
someone posted about a 408 with a brazilian rosewood neck. rumors? I hope this one comes to life

solacematt
12-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Can't wait till they show and announce a Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) model

themike
12-12-2012, 10:13 PM
Can't wait till they show and announce a Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) model

I hope its Maryland made, Baritone scale with a single humbucker.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md3rvt7vSX1r0xed5o1_500.jpg

Daniel
12-12-2012, 10:34 PM
someone posted about a 408 with a brazilian rosewood neck. rumors? I hope this one comes to life

That's not a rumor but it is an order one before they're all gone type thing.

Blackbird
12-13-2012, 09:19 AM
Can't wait till they show and announce a Pete Loeffler (Chevelle) model

Yes, this would be excellent! Hate dropping any of my current PRSi down more than a full step.

solacematt
12-13-2012, 03:23 PM
I hope its Maryland made, Baritone scale with a single humbucker.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md3rvt7vSX1r0xed5o1_500.jpg

That's the same one I hope they put out as well. US or SE I don't care, if it's like that white one ::drool:: hah

VHTStark
12-17-2012, 04:48 PM
I hope its Maryland made, Baritone scale with a single humbucker.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md3rvt7vSX1r0xed5o1_500.jpg

One like this would be effin cool!!!

thieves&foxes
12-17-2012, 05:06 PM
I hope its Maryland made, Baritone scale with a single humbucker.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md3rvt7vSX1r0xed5o1_500.jpg

If it comes with red birds, consider it mine.

Blackbird
12-17-2012, 06:23 PM
If it comes with red birds, consider it mine.

I think those are actually the little red crosses from This Type of Thinking...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d4/ThisTypeOfThinkingCouldDoUsIn.jpg/220px-ThisTypeOfThinkingCouldDoUsIn.jpg

Still a badass guitar.

james
12-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Don't tell anyone I showed you this

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/stoplookingatmyfilename.jpg

WEDGE
12-18-2012, 02:52 PM
New Modern Eagle?!?! Love those giant frets! Crazy inlays as well....


Don't tell anyone I showed you this

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/stoplookingatmyfilename.jpg

themike
12-18-2012, 03:11 PM
Don't tell anyone I showed you this

When I saw this in the stream I thought "man, I wonder what photo he's using to pull our leg" but alas I came here and its a legit photo of something new. Too bad your file names are vague ;) hahaha

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
12-18-2012, 03:13 PM
Tease.


Don't tell anyone I showed you this

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/stoplookingatmyfilename.jpg

Mikegarveyblues
12-18-2012, 03:27 PM
Lol... Love the filename!

You know us all too well!

iahawk36
12-18-2012, 03:57 PM
James - that's a good sense of humor you've got there....

yanup2ten
12-19-2012, 02:39 PM
I'd like to see a Zach Myers Maryland Made Custom! He got an awesome year with Shinedown and I think he deserve this!

CoreyT
12-19-2012, 03:03 PM
I would like to see a 5 string SE bass.

Mad Music Ecuador
12-19-2012, 09:08 PM
I would love to see SE basses.

docbennett
12-20-2012, 06:29 AM
Don't tell anyone I showed you this

http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/stoplookingatmyfilename.jpg

That's the new BRW 408. Very reasonably priced as well.

james
12-20-2012, 12:05 PM
http://www.prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/mayan_calendar_REAL_panic_now.jpg

docbennett
12-20-2012, 12:16 PM
Is that ^^^^^ a "Boyd Burst"????

alantig
12-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Schon???

aduayer
12-20-2012, 08:44 PM
I am sorry, but another Schon model?! Floyd Rose in a JA with a Private Stock tag and now those strange "F" holes?! Not my cup of tea

Egads
12-21-2012, 09:06 AM
Just saw this--ties into the Schon...

http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20121219/2088/Rig_Rundown_Journeys_Neal_Schon.aspx

Boardwlk17
01-06-2013, 09:25 PM
I want a 408 Artist
w/Brazilian neck Quilt top Armondo's purple

docbennett
01-07-2013, 07:27 AM
That's the new BRW 408. Very reasonably priced as well.

My Mistake! This is a sneak peak of "Paul's Guitar" new model for 2013. Don't know anything else about it though. Anyone????

Twinfan
01-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Pauls Guitar:
Carved "dirty" artist grade figured maple top with lightweight mahogany back, 25" scale length, 22 fret select mahogany 'pattern' neck, Hondouras rosewood fretboard & headstock veneer, "brushstroke" bird inlays & signature, PRS low mass locking tuners, PRS stoptail w/ brass inserts, paisley hardshell case, Narrow 408 treble & bass pickups, volume & tone control, 3-way toggle switch, two mini toggle coil tap switches

Black Gold, Copper, Faded Blue Jean, Yellow Tiger

docbennett
01-07-2013, 08:00 AM
Got this email from Brian Meader...lots of information on the new stuff, including a lot of Brazilian Rosewood options on the artist packages...

Hi All,

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season and enjoyed time with family
and friends.

I got some info on the 2013 PRS lineup that I wanted to share with you.

There are some models that have been discontinued for 2013:

Swamp Ash Special Narrowfield
McCarty 58
SC 58
Stripped 58
Modern Eagle Quatro
Chris Henderson Sig model

At the Sanctuary we do have an Artist Package SC58 in stock as well as a
nice McCarty 58, we're sold out of the others.
PRS most likely does have some remaining inventory on most of those models,
so if you've been thinking of getting one and want to make sure you grab one
before they are all sold out, drop me a line ASAP so I can check with PRS on
the models you are looking for.

Some of the New Models that are coming for 2013 that we know of are:

Paul's Guitar (this is the guitar those of you have seen in the teaser
pictures in the Forums that everyone thinks is the 408 BRZ....)

A Brent Mason Signature model

Gary Grainger Production model 4 and 5 string Signature model basses.

2 Neal Schon Models, a 14" and 15", both Carved top singlecut semi-hollow
models with Floyd Rose Tremolos. (if you subscribe to the Premier Guitar
newsletters you may have seen the recent rig rundown with Neal where he
talks about them)

The return of the SC245

The return of the production Custom 22 [with stock HFS/Vintage Bass pickups]

There are also 2 new amp models coming, the Two Channel "Custom" and Paul's
MDT Custom


There are also some new options available:

Custom 22s can optionally have 57/08's

Custom 24s can optionally have HFS/Vintage Bass (they get uncovered 57/08s
as stock pickups for 2013)

ALL uncovered PRS pickups are now the square bobbins.

P22s get uncovered 57/08s

Artist package guitars now have an Artist grade Brazilian rosewood as the
stock option

The Artist Package is now available on the following electric models:

SC 245, Custom 22, Custom 24, Studio, 408 MT, 513 MT, P22, HB II & SC HB II,
DGT, Tremonti, Santana

(yes, you can get Artist Package 408s AND DGTs now.....)

There is also an artist package option for Amplifiers now where you can
choose the tolex and choose the maple front panel color you want.

Acoustic guitars also get an Artist Package option where you can choose Koa
or 3 Piece Brazilian Rosewood back and sides...


We are taking orders NOW for all of these incredible new models and options,
so if there is something you are interested in and want to get in early,
contact me ASAP.

themike
01-07-2013, 08:02 AM
WOW - way to knock it out of the park this year, PRS.

geese_com
01-07-2013, 08:44 AM
I admit, my heart just jumped a little reading through that list....my wallet (and probably wife) are going to hate me this year.

south89
01-07-2013, 08:49 AM
I will be curious to see what the specs on the two channel custom amp are :dontknow::biggrin:

themike
01-07-2013, 08:59 AM
I will be curious to see what the specs on the two channel custom amp are :dontknow::biggrin:


I hope its like the new line of H's that Brent from TGS spec'd

TGS LIMITED RUN 100W ~~~ GAIN MONSTER~~~ 2 CHANNEL "H" HEAD

100 WATT
2 CHANNEL with "a little more gain"
REVERB
PULL FAT (depth mod) on LEAD MASTER
6L6 power
FX LOOP

http://theguitarshop.ca/product_images/5a8100fc3c4ac4673d359c3eccc389de.jpg

andy474x
01-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Return of the Custom 22... SWEET.

south89
01-07-2013, 10:00 AM
I hope its like the new line of H's that Brent from TGS spec'd

TGS LIMITED RUN 100W ~~~ GAIN MONSTER~~~ 2 CHANNEL "H" HEAD

100 WATT
2 CHANNEL with "a little more gain"
REVERB
PULL FAT (depth mod) on LEAD MASTER
6L6 power
FX LOOP

http://theguitarshop.ca/product_images/5a8100fc3c4ac4673d359c3eccc389de.jpg

Either that or like the one Brian Meader has down at the Guitar Sanctuary.Its called the GSA 50

WEDGE
01-07-2013, 10:18 AM
When is PRS going to come out with a low wattage high gain amp? Not everyone is a gigging musician and would like one.

Hopeful Sinner
01-07-2013, 10:30 AM
That's the new BRW 408. Very reasonably priced as well.

Nope, this is Paul's guitar...

Mikegarveyblues
01-07-2013, 10:41 AM
No more SC 58??!!??!! :bawling:

Not that I have or would have had the cash any time soon, but...

themike
01-07-2013, 10:43 AM
I must say though, I find it odd that the powers that be have chosen to offer TWO Schon-Floyd-Archtops instead of a Maryland made 6 string baritone or 7 string.

hemantooth
01-07-2013, 11:02 AM
No more SC 58??!!??!! :bawling:

Not that I have or would have had the cash any time soon, but...

With the return of the SC245 and it's inclusion in the expanded Artist Package program, you can essentially order a SC58 that way. The expansion of the Artist Package program makes the higher end production models redundant, like the Quatro and the 58's. I think it's a good move, more options!

Fox77
01-07-2013, 11:25 AM
I must say though, I find it odd that the powers that be have chosen to offer TWO Schon-Floyd-Archtops instead of a Maryland made 6 string baritone or 7 string.

That's why I posted this for you over at VR: http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?18647-Something-for-th3M1ke-m Did you see it? :D

On topic - this line-up raises a lot of questions:

- will the 2-piece bridge be discontinued as well?

- why the move away from the 53/10s (P22) and 59/09s (Cu24)? Are the 57/08s that will replace the other pickups different from the current ones?

- no more McCarty? Seriously?

- why still no DGT and Tremonti stoptail options? :(

- what about a ME V?

Am excited to hear the rest of the changes to the line-up. The email quoted above sounds as if the list is not exhaustive.

LSchefman
01-07-2013, 11:25 AM
With the return of the SC245 and it's inclusion in the expanded Artist Package program, you can essentially order a SC58 that way. The expansion of the Artist Package program makes the higher end production models redundant, like the Quatro and the 58's. I think it's a good move, more options!

One difference is that the two-piece bridge is wonderful sounding...not to say that the one-piece isn't cool, it's just different.

I wonder why they made the switch?

hippietim
01-07-2013, 11:26 AM
I must say though, I find it odd that the powers that be have chosen to offer TWO Schon-Floyd-Archtops instead of a Maryland made 6 string baritone or 7 string.

I would *love* a Maryland made PRS with a Floyd but the Schon totally misses the mark for me. I don't get the big semi-hollow Floyded guitar thing at all.

The Brent Mason model speaks to me very much. I would prefer it to not have a middle pickup but that's not the end of the world - a push-pull pot swap can get the neck/bridge combo I'd want.

themike
01-07-2013, 11:32 AM
That's why I posted this for you over at VR: http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/showthread.html?18647-Something-for-th3M1ke-m Did you see it? :D

Ha I just saw that - thanks! VR for some reason blocks my work IP from accessing the site so I dont get on it nearly as much as I should.

Did you see my 7 string build thread on here? ;)

themike
01-07-2013, 11:33 AM
I would *love* a Maryland made PRS with a Floyd but the Schon totally misses the mark for me. I don't get the big semi-hollow Floyded guitar thing at all.

The Hollowbody with a floyd is what I find risky - I think a Floyd should be an artistpackage option to be honest because I know a lot of guys wish they were able to get them stock on a PRSi.

Fox77
01-07-2013, 11:41 AM
Ha I just saw that - thanks! VR for some reason blocks my work IP from accessing the site so I dont get on it nearly as much as I should.

Did you see my 7 string build thread on here? ;)

No, but how cool! Did you finally break down and went PS? Link? Awesome! EDIT: found it, way cool!


The Hollowbody with a floyd is what I find risky - I think a Floyd should be an artistpackage option to be honest because I know a lot of guys wish they were able to get them stock on a PRSi.

It would be nice if the AP meant that you can also get a DGT or Tremonti with a stoptail.

hippietim
01-07-2013, 11:45 AM
The Hollowbody with a floyd is what I find risky - I think a Floyd should be an artistpackage option to be honest because I know a lot of guys wish they were able to get them stock on a PRSi.

I doubt it's risky. It's not a hollowbody - it's semi-hollow. Honestly, I just think it's goofy.

hemantooth
01-07-2013, 11:55 AM
One difference is that the two-piece bridge is wonderful sounding...not to say that the one-piece isn't cool, it's just different.

I wonder why they made the switch?

Great point Les! Missed that. Maybe it will be an Artist Package option? I'd like to see it on a Studio or Custom 22.

hippietim
01-07-2013, 11:58 AM
It would be nice if the AP meant that you can also get a DGT or Tremonti with a stoptail.

Instead of the Artist package, I think something like Fender's team built program would be nice - you can get a custom Fender with quite a lot of options for a pretty reasonable price. But PRS is clearly very successful with their current model so they probably have little reason to offer this.

yankeebulldog
01-07-2013, 12:18 PM
One difference is that the two-piece bridge is wonderful sounding...not to say that the one-piece isn't cool, it's just different.

I wonder why they made the switch?

Are we so sure that SC245 has the one piece bridge? I've heard otherwise.

sloanthebone
01-07-2013, 12:24 PM
Are we so sure that SC245 has the one piece bridge? I've heard otherwise.

If the SC245 has the same bridge as the SC58, aren't they the same guitar?

jcha008
01-07-2013, 12:35 PM
If the SC245 has the same bridge as the SC58, aren't they the same guitar?

Yea I'm curious about the bridge option. The 2 piece bridge is the reason why I liked the sc58 so much. Also I remember the sc245's used to be weight relieved. Which I wasnt too fond of. I wonder if these will be as well?

LSchefman
01-07-2013, 12:35 PM
If the SC245 has the same bridge as the SC58, aren't they the same guitar?

Hmmm...it'll be interesting to see how this turns out...

My SC58 is my favorite PRS production model, and I had hoped to someday get a second one. The 2 piece bridge is great, at least for me.

Jazzedout
01-07-2013, 12:41 PM
So, no pics of the new models yet?

jcha008
01-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Hmmm...it'll be interesting to see how this turns out...

My SC58 is my favorite PRS production model, and I had hoped to someday get a second one. The 2 piece bridge is great, at least for me.

+1. Pretty disappointed they're going to discontinue this model. But we can't have them all right :)?

Gnal
01-07-2013, 01:04 PM
I'm sad that the Chris Henderson sig is being cut. I was in the market for an SC250 which has been discontinued for a while when the new CH was announced last year so I bought one. Now, I guess, if/when I'm in the market for another one I'll have to go used again. Oh well. :(

docbennett
01-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Nope, this is Paul's guitar...
As I posted at 8:27 a.m. this morning :-)

themike
01-07-2013, 01:05 PM
I'm sad that the Chris Henderson sig is being cut. I was in the market for an SC250 which has been discontinued for a while when the new CH was announced last year so I bought one. Now, I guess, if/when I'm in the market for another one I'll have to go used again. Oh well. :(

There are still a lot of them new/unsold at dealers. I wouldn't worry too much if you can buy sometime soon :)

Twinfan
01-07-2013, 01:09 PM
- why the move away from the 53/10s (P22) and 59/09s (Cu24)? Are the 57/08s that will replace the other pickups different from the current ones?

- no more McCarty? Seriously?

- what about a ME V?

1 - I'd like to know why there's a switch to 57/08s from 59/09s. I don't think the 53/10s have lit the world alight, so I can see why they've gone, but the 59/09s are well liked.

2 - The McCarty platform is used for other things, such as the 408, DGT and Paul's Guitar. I don't think it makes sense for it to stay as a regular model, plus the McCarty 58 was too expensive and didn't sell (at least here in the UK).

3 - As the Modern Eagle was always Paul's model, I think the Paul's Guitar is the new ME. As it doesn't have a rosewood neck any more, I guess that's why the name has changed.

WEDGE
01-07-2013, 01:14 PM
SO where the heck is the info on the new stufff??!?!?!?!? I thought Monday was the day!!!!!!!

I have refreshed this page and the PRS website like 100 times already today...........

sloanthebone
01-07-2013, 01:21 PM
SO where the heck is the info on the new stufff??!?!?!?!? I thought Monday was the day!!!!!!!

I have refreshed this page and the PRS website like 100 times already today...........

I believe it shows up on the 125th time. Keep at it :rock:

Blackbird
01-07-2013, 01:33 PM
I must say though, I find it odd that the powers that be have chosen to offer TWO Schon-Floyd-Archtops instead of a Maryland made 6 string baritone or 7 string.

I was curious about that choice too. And why not include the sustainer on at least one of the Schon models. Those are so much fun. :rock:

justmund
01-07-2013, 01:39 PM
1 - I'd like to know why there's a switch to 57/08s from 59/09s. I don't think the 53/10s have lit the world alight, so I can see why they've gone, but the 59/09s are well liked
I wonder if it has something to do with PRS not selling the 53/10s separately any longer? Because of unavailability of parts?

yankeebulldog
01-07-2013, 01:53 PM
There are still a lot of them new/unsold at dealers. I wouldn't worry too much if you can buy sometime soon :)

Can you define a lot? I've only seen 2-3 of the 2012 model.

themike
01-07-2013, 02:07 PM
Can you define a lot? I've only seen 2-3 of the 2012 model.

OK maybe a lot wasn't the best terminology but I've seen quite a few well, and I'm sure dealers still have a few in the wild. Also PRS might still have some that are finishing production now that haven't been claimed by a dealer.


SO where the heck is the info on the new stufff??!?!?!?!? I thought Monday was the day!!!!!!!

I have refreshed this page and the PRS website like 100 times already today...........

They probably aren't done typing up the descriptions/taking photos. My guess is that the since the dealer leaked the info they have to hustle to compile this info as soon as possible.

Fox77
01-07-2013, 02:52 PM
1 - I'd like to know why there's a switch to 57/08s from 59/09s. I don't think the 53/10s have lit the world alight, so I can see why they've gone, but the 59/09s are well liked.

2 - The McCarty platform is used for other things, such as the 408, DGT and Paul's Guitar. I don't think it makes sense for it to stay as a regular model, plus the McCarty 58 was too expensive and didn't sell (at least here in the UK).

3 - As the Modern Eagle was always Paul's model, I think the Paul's Guitar is the new ME. As it doesn't have a rosewood neck any more, I guess that's why the name has changed.

Yes the Mc58 was quite a stretch from the original "working man's guitar", wasn't it?

I haven't been able to try 53/10s or 59/09s yet, but it just occurred to me that may be reserved for artist packs.

You're probably right about Paul's guitar being the new ME.

Speaking of which: the 408 MT with Artist pack and rosewood neck in FBJ could console me that I never got an ME in FBJ :D

Gnal
01-07-2013, 03:02 PM
OK maybe a lot wasn't the best terminology but I've seen quite a few well, and I'm sure dealers still have a few in the wild. Also PRS might still have some that are finishing production now that haven't been claimed by a dealer.


Hope so, I'm not going to be in the market "soon" since I bought two this year (January and December) but, I might have to seriously consider offloading some gear to get another one. I really liked this model because it was basically a stop tail version of the Tremonti with a WF (pattern) neck.

LSchefman
01-07-2013, 03:17 PM
I don't think the 53/10s have lit the world alight, so I can see why they've gone, but the 59/09s are well liked

I LOVE the 53/10s. No pickup is for everyone, but they are phenomenal pickups that sound incredible in my SC58. Love that guitar with them!

So I hope they keep them in the line.

Jazzedout
01-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Info on the new models is up on prs site.... I like Paul's inlays...

yankeebulldog
01-07-2013, 04:08 PM
So, SC245, assuming it's not chambered is basically the stripper with the new inlays.

themike
01-07-2013, 04:16 PM
I love the new standard inlays - it feels right again haha.

james
01-07-2013, 04:17 PM
all specs are subject to human error (let me know if you see any!)

james
01-07-2013, 04:21 PM
here's a big one for ya

http://prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsguitar.jpg

Jazzedout
01-07-2013, 04:25 PM
Is there going to be a braz necked 408?
From what I understood the artist package has irw necks...

jcha008
01-07-2013, 04:38 PM
Guess I don't have to cry anymore the sc245 comes with the 2 piece as seen on the site :) . Looks like they just combined the stripper and and regular sc58 into one.

Also I'm stoked that they offer matching headstock veneers on the artist package this time. The ebony looked a little odd matched with the maple boards last year.

LSchefman
01-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Glad to see the 2 piece on the SC245 as well!

Looks like they basically "offed" the binding that so many people didn't care for anyway (though I like it), went to the new birds, and kept all the right ingredients going.

I can breathe a sigh of relief!

Mikegarveyblues
01-07-2013, 06:34 PM
Glad to see the 2 piece on the SC245 as well!

Looks like they basically "offed" the binding that so many people didn't care for anyway (though I like it), went to the new birds, and kept all the right ingredients going.

I can breathe a sigh of relief!

I liked the binding too! Not a biggie... Looks a beauty in that Antique Natural finish.

Quite like the look of the SE 245 Soapbar too!

LJD
01-07-2013, 06:48 PM
Is the BRW option in the new Artist package for the neck or fretboard?

justmund
01-07-2013, 07:41 PM
Is the BRW option in the new Artist package for the neck or fretboard?
Fretboard, headstock veneer and TRC

http://prsguitars.com/csc/2013artistpackage_pricelist.pdf

Dirty Bob
01-07-2013, 08:14 PM
These are great!!! Love the standard birds! love the brush stroke birds! Love the color choices! Love the new models! Looks like a home run!

Jazzedout
01-07-2013, 11:48 PM
here's a big one for ya

http://prsguitars.com/forum_img/uploads/paulsguitar.jpg

Did anyone else notice that the truss rod cover has 2 screws?

sergiodeblanc
01-08-2013, 12:57 AM
Did anyone else notice that the truss rod cover has 2 screws?

I didn't, good eye!

Fox77
01-08-2013, 02:15 AM
all specs are subject to human error (let me know if you see any!)

Not sure if it's an error, but on the AP site, it says in the text that you can get 53/10s and later theey're not mentioned anymore (paragraph 2):

http://www.prsguitars.com/artistpackage/build_electric.php

Do you know whether the BRW AP fretboard will also be available in Europe? Or will that be some other rosewood?

Or will the European/international Artist Packs be limited to ebony fretboards?

Fox77
01-08-2013, 02:20 AM
These are great!!! Love the standard birds! love the brush stroke birds! Love the color choices! Love the new models! Looks like a home run!

What are the new standard birds? I only see non-dirt birds on the Sc245 and the Cu22. Are these birds the new standard on all guitars? I had assumed that the SC245 inherited the fancier SC58 birds and that the Cu22 was an Artist Pack. But looking at it, the Cu22 pictured on the website has a black headstock - so what's up with the birds?

Exciting :D

Bill SAS 513
01-08-2013, 05:57 AM
I didn't, good eye!

Not a fan of the two screw Truss rod cover...I know its a small thing, but with one screw, adjustments (removing the cover) were so easy. Looks like you will need to move strings aside to remove TR cover screws...with screwdriver scratching adjacent strings while turning...????

james
01-08-2013, 06:45 AM
Not sure if it's an error, but on the AP site, it says in the text that you can get 53/10s and later theey're not mentioned anymore (paragraph 2):

http://www.prsguitars.com/artistpackage/build_electric.php

Do you know whether the BRW AP fretboard will also be available in Europe? Or will that be some other rosewood?

Or will the European/international Artist Packs be limited to ebony fretboards?

thanks Fox...let me check into all of that

james
01-08-2013, 08:16 AM
the 53/10 pickup option was a leftover/typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

Fox77
01-08-2013, 09:11 AM
the 53/10 pickup option was a leftover/typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

You're welcome :)

Any information regarding the availability of rosewood fretboards in the European / international Artist Packs would be most welcome. Apologies for harassing you, you're probably already on it.

themike
01-08-2013, 09:17 AM
Hey James - any chance of getting a hi-res version of this photo textless? Its beautiful. Marc really captured an amazing mood with it.

http://www.prsguitars.com/content_images/paulsguitar_2013.jpg

LSchefman
01-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Are the 53/10s now out of production for the forseeable future? I feel pretty lucky that I have some!

martysnarf
01-08-2013, 09:51 AM
I'm a broken record here... but yet another year with 2 more models that I can't buy because of the stupid neck carve. Oh well, saves me money I guess... <rolls eyes>

John Beef
01-08-2013, 10:02 AM
I continue to love my '05 Custom 22, and am very glad to see the CU22 make its triumphant return! Especially with the new blade switch, I'll have to check one out for sure.

Anyone have a link to the retail price list? The Artist one has been linked to but I couldn't guess the URL of the retail list after three or four tries. I would like to know what the upcharge is for 57/08s.

Twinfan
01-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Any information regarding the availability of rosewood fretboards in the European / international Artist Packs would be most welcome.

I've been told no Braz outside of the US. PERIOD. We may get a blackwood upgrade or similar, but to be honest I think I'd stick with the stock honduran rosewood. I have some on my PS 245 and it's gorgeous.

More info on the Paul'd Guitar finish please!

Twinfan
01-08-2013, 10:06 AM
I would like to know what the upcharge is for 57/08s.

I've been told there's no charge :)

John Beef
01-08-2013, 10:31 AM
I've been told there's no charge :)
http://freakoutnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Orly.jpg

That would be awesome!!

wilerty
01-08-2013, 01:09 PM
Hey James - any chance of getting a hi-res version of this photo textless? Its beautiful. Marc really captured an amazing mood with it.

http://www.prsguitars.com/content_images/paulsguitar_2013.jpg

The guitar pictured sure looks like it has purfling? That may be Paul's guitar, but I don't think its "Paul's Guitar".

themike
01-08-2013, 01:14 PM
The guitar pictured sure looks like it has purfling? That may be Paul's guitar, but I don't think its "Paul's Guitar".

Yeah, my guess is it was a prototype. If you look closely the inlays look a smidge different - almost a dirt bird looking center instead of clean lines like the production model.

Twinfan
01-08-2013, 01:14 PM
The guitar pictured sure looks like it has purfling? That may be Paul's guitar, but I don't think its "Paul's Guitar".

That will be the Private Stock guitar the production model is based on I'm sure. It's mentioned in the Paul's Guitar page on the website.

PRSHB2
01-08-2013, 03:09 PM
Sorry if this has already been answered. Will the new SC-245 be chambered like the originals? Happy to see the 2-piece bridge is here to stay.

Shawn@PRS
01-08-2013, 03:38 PM
no chambering or weight relief, just solid mahogany and maple.

themike
01-08-2013, 03:39 PM
no chambering or weight relief, just solid mahogany and maple.

Oh you mean two slabs of tone living in perfect harmony? haha

solacematt
01-08-2013, 03:58 PM
The Hollowbody with a floyd is what I find risky - I think a Floyd should be an artistpackage option to be honest because I know a lot of guys wish they were able to get them stock on a PRSi.

Wes Borland of Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit had a custom model that he designed with Yamaha come out back in '07 that was a hollowbody with a Floyd-like system that actually worked very well. The guitar was based off of the old 70's Fender Starcaster and was actually really cool. I was really surprised that the model didn't take off to be honest.

Fox77
01-08-2013, 04:29 PM
I've been told no Braz outside of the US. PERIOD. We may get a blackwood upgrade or similar, but to be honest I think I'd stick with the stock honduran rosewood. I have some on my PS 245 and it's gorgeous.

More info on the Paul'd Guitar finish please!

Yeah, I'm not necessarily keen on the BRW, i would just like to have a rosewood option in the Artist Pack and not be limited to ebony and maple.

LSchefman
01-08-2013, 06:46 PM
no chambering or weight relief, just solid mahogany and maple.

Mmmmmmmmmust have!

themike
01-08-2013, 07:18 PM
Wes Borland of Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit had a custom model that he designed with Yamaha come out back in '07 that was a hollowbody with a Floyd-like system that actually
worked very well. The guitar was based off of the old 70's Fender Starcaster and was actually really cool. I was really surprised that the model didn't take off to be honest.

Oh - I'm not doubting the functionality of it, I'm just pondering the popularity of two separate $3000+ HB floyd models being more beneficial for sales than a single extended range instrument in the US lineup.

yankeebulldog
01-08-2013, 09:16 PM
Oh - I'm not doubting the functionality of it, I'm just pondering the popularity of two separate $3000+ HB floyd models being more beneficial for sales than a single extended range instrument in the US lineup.

I'd have been more excited about a solid body version like this:
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgHbHF7eReiTCNqylUToorMFl3QvVCI Pg1RasSsSyGEguaLNs3
I find it hard to believe the hollowbody version is doing to appeal to a broader group outside of die hard Neil fans. This would stomp the crap out of Henry J's LP Axcess.

aduayer
01-08-2013, 09:16 PM
Oh - I'm not doubting the functionality of it, I'm just pondering the popularity of two separate $3000+ HB floyd models being more beneficial for sales than a single extended range instrument in the US lineup.

I agree with you. Don't see as a commercial success, specially when you have 2 models. Maybe, I say, maybe, if it's a original trem instead of a FLoyd could work.

WEDGE
01-08-2013, 09:45 PM
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgHbHF7eReiTCNqylUToorMFl3QvVCI Pg1RasSsSyGEguaLNs3
I find it hard to believe the hollowbody version is doing to appeal to a broader group outside of die hard Neil fans. This would stomp the crap out of Henry J's LP Axcess.

Wouldn't be surprised to see this as a new model for Experience this year......

LSchefman
01-08-2013, 10:56 PM
I'd be interested in playing a Schon model just to see what it's like...why not?

crgtr
01-09-2013, 06:33 AM
So what is the difference between the new SC 245 & the now discontinued SC58 & Stripper? Binding and Birds?

Twinfan
01-09-2013, 06:43 AM
Yep, that seems to be it!

Fox77
01-09-2013, 07:00 AM
+ no more Paisley case maybe?

The SC245 birds on the PRS website look like ME 2 birds to me, same as the SC58 had. I saw on an English dealer website that the Custom 24 gets them as well (the Custom 22 pictured on the PRS website sports them too).

Hope they replace the dirt birds on other models as well.

I'm quite happy that the binding on the SC has been discontinued (IMHO, YMMV etc).

Twinfan
01-09-2013, 07:16 AM
Me too on the binding. With the MEQ going too, that removes binding from all production models I think?

Fox77
01-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Still on the Schons and maybe also the hollowbodies.

But on nothing I'd consider buying (yay!)

LSchefman
01-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Me too on the binding. With the MEQ going too, that removes binding from all production models I think?

I like bindings, and I also like plain. I'm easy to please.

Whether or not there's a binding has about the same level of significance to me as switch tip color.

I know this stuff is huge for some of us.

Mikegarveyblues
01-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Got be honest, I love a bound fretboard. I like a rosewood board to look 'framed' if that makes any sense.

Fox77
01-09-2013, 02:03 PM
I like bindings, and I also like plain. I'm easy to please.

Whether or not there's a binding has about the same level of significance to me as switch tip color.

I know this stuff is huge for some of us.

Hahaha! Les, you owe me a new keyboard :)

The binding would not have kept me from getting an SC58 if I had wanted one. Having said that, PRS guitars originally appealed to me - obviously amongst many other, a lot more significant things - because of the absence of binding.

I just find it aesthetically more appealing. And with that kind of money involved, it does become a factor, albeit a subordinate one.

But yes, I can totally see how my post may have looked like a statement worthy of a true Bitcher and Moaner :D

yankeebulldog
01-09-2013, 03:11 PM
But yes, I can totally see how my post may have looked like a statement worthy of a true Bitcher and Moaner :D
Could have been worse....binding is probably a lot more important than maybe a second truss rod cover screw.:)

docbennett
01-09-2013, 03:11 PM
I like bindings, and I also like plain. I'm easy to please.

Whether or not there's a binding has about the same level of significance to me as switch tip color.

I know this stuff is huge for some of us.

I call BS! I saw you at the hobby store yesterday, loading up on Tester paints and buying a variety of paintbrushes....everyone from a "Dali-esque" single hair brush, to a 2 foot job used to paint houses and fences.

I also saw the stencil kit for the "pseudoflames" that you were going to use to color in the tops of your guitars.

But Les....please let me discourage you from painting your '60's SG in dayglo neon. Hold that impulse for at least a week to see if you change your mind.

OK..back to regular programming.

LSchefman
01-09-2013, 05:01 PM
I call BS! I saw you at the hobby store yesterday, loading up on Tester paints and buying a variety of paintbrushes....everyone from a "Dali-esque" single hair brush, to a 2 foot job used to paint houses and fences.

I also saw the stencil kit for the "pseudoflames" that you were going to use to color in the tops of your guitars.

But Les....please let me discourage you from painting your '60's SG in dayglo neon. Hold that impulse for at least a week to see if you change your mind.

OK..back to regular programming.

Ha! I was going to help you paint YOUR guitars, not mine! ;)